Dr. Brett Denevi, a Co-Investigator on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, is a Staff Scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She received her B.A. in geology from Northwestern University in 2002 and her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii in 2007, where she studied the composition and evolution of the lunar surface using visible and near-infrared spectroscopy. Prior to joining the Applied Physics Laboratory she was a post-doctoral researcher and faculty research associate at Arizona State University.
Brett's research focuses on understanding the origin and evolution of planetary crusts, including volcanism, regolith development, and impact modification. She works primarily with imaging and spectrometer data and helped to develop the ground and in-flight calibration of the LROC Wide Angle Camera and the in-flight calibration of MESSENGER's Mercury Dual Imaging System. In addition to LROC, she is a member of the MESSENGER science team and a participating scientist on the Dawn mission to Vesta.